Perth and Kinross

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The village of Killiecrankie in Perth and Kinross lies at the northern end of the Pass of Killiecrankie above the River Garry, 4 miles (6 km) northwest of Pitlochry. On 27th July 1689 a Jacobite army led by Graham of Claverhouse ('Bonnie Dundee') defeated government forces under General Hugh Mackay at the Battle of Killiecrankie. A spot known as the Soldier's Leap commemorates a spectacular jump across the Garry by a soldier desperate to evade capture. The wooded gorge here was much admired by Queen Victoria in 1844 and today 16 ha / 40 acres of oak and mixed deciduous woodland are preserved by the National Trust for Scotland which acquired the property in 1947 as a gift. A visitor centre interprets the Killiecrankie Battlefield and allows birdlife in the nearby woodlands to be observed via a remote camera.

A station opened here on the Highland Railway in 1885. Although the line remains operational, the station closed in 1965.

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